BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HTCA-121 - Health & Healing - 2.50 Credits

HTCA-121 - Health & Healing - 2.50 Credits

Course Details
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical framework for practice. Students will be introduced to the philosophical values and theoretical understandings that provide a foundation for competent practice as a Home Care Attendant. The course focuses on concepts of caring and person- centered care, basic human needs, human development, family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students will also be introduced to a problem-solving model that will be critical to their practice.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Health Care Assistant Certificate - Level One
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Grade 12, with minimum English 10 & Math 10 or equivalen
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. Note: Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to proceed into further HTCA courses.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • display an understanding of person-centred care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual;

  • discuss basic human needs and common characteristics of human development as these concepts relate to person-centred care;

  • use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and service.

  • contribute to the safety and protection of self and others within a variety of work environments; and

  • display an understanding of the role of family, culture, diversity and life experience in aging, health and healing.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Sorrentino, Sheila A. Mosby’s Canadian textbook for the support worker. Current edition. Toronto Elsevier Canada.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Courses in the HTCA program are part of the British Columbia Health Care Assistant program provincial core curriculum.
    Other Information: The NVIT Health Care Assistant curriculum materials have been adapted from the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Health Care Assistant Program materials. Any other total or partial reproduction of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from VCC.
    Current Course Offerings:
    HTCA-121-01     15 Oct 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    T,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-15
    T,W12:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-15
    M,T,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-21
    M,T,W12:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-21
    M,T,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-28
    M,T,W1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-28
    M,T,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-04
    M,T,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-04
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-14
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-14